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Thyroid hemiagenesis

May 1, 2012  |  Kuang-chun Hsieh, MD; Montu Patel, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Harold R. Neitzschman, MD, FACR

In cases of incidental thyroid hemiagenesis, findings on endocrinologic and functional studies are usually normal, and there is no evidence that the incidence of thyroid pathology is any greater in these patients than it is in the general population.

Lateral ectopic thyroid: A case diagnosed preoperatively

April 1, 2012  |  Héctor Prado, MD, Alejandro Prado, MD, and Bertha Castillo, MD


Ectopic thyroid is an uncommon condition defined as the presence of thyroid tissue at a site other than the pretracheal area. When the process of embryologic migration is disturbed, aberrant thyroid tissue may appear. In most cases, ectopic thyroid is located along the...

Thyroid carcinoma with intravascular metastasis to the internal jugular vein

December 15, 2011  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, Hootan Zandifar, MD, and Reena Gupta, MD

Papillary thyroid carcinoma with nodular fasciitis-like stroma: A case report

October 27, 2011  |  Bevinahalli N. Nandeesh, MD, DNB, Anuradha Ananthamurthy, MD, Yeliur K. Inchara, MD, DNB, Marjorie M.A. Correa, MD, and Isha Garg, MD


Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most frequently occurring malignant neoplasm of the thyroid gland and is known to have several morphologic variants. PTC with nodular fasciitis-like stroma (PTC-NFS) is one of the unusual variants of PTC, with only a few cases being...

Cervical thymic cyst presenting as a possible cystic nodal metastasis of papillary carcinoma in a 53-year-old man

September 21, 2011  |  Woong Na, MD, Si-Hyong Jang, MD, Kyueng-Whan Min, MD, Seok Hyun Cho, MD, PhD, and Seung Sam Paik, MD, PhD


Cervical thymic cysts are rare embryonic remnants that develop along the course of thymic migration in the neck. They usually occur during infancy and childhood, and they are extremely rare in adults. We report a case of cervical thymic cyst in a 53-year-old man. The patient...

Hyalinizing trabecular adenoma of the thyroid gland

September 21, 2011  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Management of lateral cervical metastases in papillary thyroid cancer: Patterns of lymph node distribution

August 16, 2011  |  J. Michael King, MD, Christian Corbitt, MD, and Frank R. Miller, MD, FACS


In this article we discuss the management of lateral cervical lymph node metastases in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). We conducted a retrospective analysis of cases of PTC at our tertiary academic medical center involving 32 patients who underwent 39 neck dissections for the...

Thyroidectomy for goiter relieves obstructive sleep apnea: Results of 8 cases

July 14, 2011  |  Mark T. Agrama, MD


The author conducted a retrospective study of 8 adults with euthyroid goiter that had resulted in tracheal compression and led to moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of thyroidectomy on the apnea-hypopnea index...

Kikuchi disease and thyroid follicular adenoma

September 1, 2010  |  Mohamed Abdel Khalek, MD, Xin Zhong, BS, Krzysztof Moroz, MD, and Emad Kandil, MD

Predicting hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy: Parathyroid hormone level vs. serial calcium levels

September 1, 2010  |  Adam T. Graff, MD, Frank R. Miller, MD, FACS, Corrie E. Roehm, MD, and Thomas J. Prihoda, PhD


A 24- to 48-hour in-hospital observation period to monitor for hypocalcemia is common after total thyroidectomy. Because most thyroidectomy patients do not experience this potentially serious complication, investigators have searched for methods and clinical indicators that may...

Medullary thyroid carcinoma

July 1, 2010  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Papillary carcinoma arising in median ectopic thyroid tissue: Management of the thyroid gland

May 1, 2010  |  Susan Cordes, MD and Jeffrey J. Nelson, MD


Thyroid tissue in an ectopic location is rare, 1 in 100,000 to 300,000 persons, and usually in the lateral neck. Median ectopic thyroid tissue is even more unusual, with the vast majority of cases being lingual thyroid tissue. We present a case of carcinoma arising in median,...


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